Ryad is from a small working-class neighbourhood near the French city of Lille. Stuck in a meaningless job, he wanted to inject a sense of purpose into his daily life. For that, he looked to nature, trading the office for a life dictated by the seasons instead of deadlines. And he didn't keep his new-found passion to himself. Ryad also shares his new knowledge with the underserved neighbourhood where he grew up, by selling his produce locally and setting up community workshops.